International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of a range of undergraduate degrees including archaeology, education, law, politics and sociology at Newcastle University.

Key information

  • Opportunities to take part in activities to develop teamwork and communication skills such as poetry in ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ or singing and dancing in ‘Show Tunes’.
  • The chance to study one of Shakespeare’s plays and visit the theatre to see it performed.
  • Lessons delivered in Newcastle University's archives, where students can investigate letters from World War 1.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Newcastle University.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Computer sessions.
  • Study clinics.
  • Field trips.

Why Newcastle University?

  • The Combined Honours degree offers over 20 different subjects to combine, so students can create a unique degree pathway.
  • Progress to a degree with accreditation from relevant professional bodies.
  • Many degrees offer work placements giving students real life, hands-on experience.

Student success

100% Passed
83% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to Newcastle University of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 26 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 23 June 2023

£19,995


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 9 June 2023
Mon 12 June 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023

£19,995


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

English for Academic Purposes

40 Credits

Introduction to British Institutions and Culture

10 Credits

Introduction to Sociology

20 Credits

Introduction to the Study of Humanities and Social Sciences

20 Credits

Study Skills and Projects

30 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Ancient History and Archaeology-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Archaeology-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Combined Honours-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Education-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65 with 60 in writing


Film Practices-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Film and Media-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Geography and Planning-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Geography-BA (Hons)

60%

65


International Relations-BA (Hons)

P
A

60%

65


Journalism, Media and Culture-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65


Law-LLB (Hons)

65%

70

No modules less than 55%


Master of Planning-MPlan

60%

65


Media, Communication and Cultural Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Philosophy-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Politics and International Relations-BA (Hons)

P
A

60%

65


Politics and Sociology-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65


Politics-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65


Sociology-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Urban Planning-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Dates & fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 25 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024
Mon 8 April 2024 - Fri 21 June 2024


January 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024
Mon 8 April 2024 - Fri 7 June 2024
Mon 10 June 2024 - Fri 6 September 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Ancient History and Archaeology-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Archaeology-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Combined Honours-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Education-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65 with 60 in writing


Film Practices-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Film and Media-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Geography and Planning-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Geography-BA (Hons)

60%

65


International Relations-BA (Hons)

P
A

60%

65


Journalism, Media and Culture-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65


Law-LLB (Hons)

65%

70

No modules less than 55%


Master of Planning-MPlan

60%

65


Media, Communication and Cultural Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Philosophy-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Politics and International Relations-BA (Hons)

P
A

60%

65


Politics and Sociology-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65


Politics-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65


Sociology-BA (Hons)

60%

65


Urban Planning-BA (Hons)

60%

65